The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to host the Canadian Brigantine Fair Jeanne @ Hudson River Maritime Museum
Sep 21 – Sep 24 all-day

Monday, September 11, 2017


FOR IMMEDIATE  RELEASE                                Contact:          Carter Blease

                                                                                                            Boat School Coordinator




Brigantine Fair Jeanne Visits Museum

110’ Canadian Tall Ship On Her Way to Canals


KINGSTON, NY – The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to host the Canadian brigantine Fair Jeanne from Thursday, September 21 through Saturday, September 24, 2017.


At 110 feet long, the Fair Jeanne has sailed the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Adriatic, and regularly plies the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes, logging over 130,000 nautical miles since she was first launched in 1982.


Based out of Ottawa she is operated by Bytown Brigantine, Inc., a non-profit organization founded by Simon Fuller, who designed and built the Fair Jeanne. Today, she continues her sail training origins by providing youth with opportunities to build leadership, character, and self-esteem through adventure. Bytown Brigantine, Inc. offers short introductory voyages as well as 21-day high school credit voyages. Like the St. Lawrence II, Fair Jeanne also has a bursary program, to ensure that no child is left ashore due to lack of funds.


Fair Jeanne is stopping at the Hudson River Maritime Museum to downrig and un-step her masts prior to motoring through the Erie Canal and to the Great Lakes for the season.


The crew of Fair Jeanne will be providing free public deck tours from Friday, September 22nd from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, September 23rd from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.



About the museum:  Located along the historic Rondout Creek waterfront in downtown Kingston, NY, the Hudson River Maritime Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries. HRMM opened the Riverport Wooden Boat School in 2016 and the Riverport Sailing School in 2017.

The 2017 Geneva Lakes Boat Show @ The Abbey Resort
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day
The 2017 Geneva Lakes Boat Show @ The Abbey Resort | Fontana-on-Geneva Lake | Wisconsin | United States


The Annual Geneva Lakes Boat Show is presented by the Blackhawk Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society.

Scheduled this year for September 23- 24, 2017 (with pre-events on September 22), the Show will feature over 100 classic and vintage boats from all over the country.


The Abbey Resort
269 Fontana Blvd
Fontana-On-Geneva Lake, WI 53125


Mark Svoboda
(630) 232-0934
[email protected]

Southern California Annual Gathering @ San Diego Yacht Club
Sep 29 – Oct 1 all-day

Please join us for our 14th annual fall gathering of classic boats in San Diego.  The event will be held at the San Diego Yacht Club. The front guest dock will be reserved for our boats (and we have rooms reserved at the Club for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings). Additionally, the ACBS Southern California Chapter will be holding its fall board meeting on Saturday at the Club.

San Diego October weather is perfect for small boats on the bay, especially in the morning and late afternoons and we plan to hold group cruises on Saturday and Sunday. For those who prefer to display their boat on a trailer, provisions can be made to position trailered boats in front of the Club that weekend. We have made arrangements with the SDYC to store your trailers and to provide a washdown area after you haul them out.

You can launch your boat from the Shelter Island boat ramp (map enclosed) or from the SDYC crane (lifting capacity 6000 lbs).  We will provide assistance at the SDYC crane from 12 pm till 4 pm Friday.

Please return (by September 2, 2017) your sign-up forms (attached), checks (payable to ACBS), and insurance forms to:

Ken Slaght

3709 Southernwood Way San Diego, CA 92106

Phone: Home 619-523-9539 Cell 619-508-6202

E-mail: [email protected]

22nd Annual Wings Wheels and Keels Show @ Hummel Airfield
Sep 30 all-day

Join us for the 22nd annual Wings Wheels & Keels Show held at Hummel Field in Middlesex County Va. on Saturday September 30th, 2017, 8am – 4pm.

Classic auto, airplane fly in, and boat show. Visit our website ( for exhibitor registration and additional information. Hummel Airfield, 2541 Greys Pt. Rd. Topping Va. 23169. Contact Buz Jones at 804-334-9869 or [email protected] for any questions.

Arkansas River Cruise 2017 @ River View Park, Little Rock, Arkansas
Sep 30 – Oct 6 all-day
Arkansas River Cruise 2017 @ River View Park, Little Rock, Arkansas | North Little Rock | Arkansas | United States

with the Heartland Classics Chapter

This is your chance to take your classic boat on a river cruise along with other classic boaters, some of them experienced, others for the first time.  Meal stops, fuel stops, and nightly lodging will all be planned. A rest-over in the middle of the cruise at Little Rock, Arkansas will give the travelers a rest and the public more time to admire the boats.

Trip Date Options: Saturday September 30th thru Friday October 6th

Launch Saturday late afternoon September 30th at Three Forks Harbor, Muskogee, OK

Departure Sunday October 1st

Complete Trip 370 miles; 13 locks

Longest travel days about 4-1/4 hours cruising time plus lock time which varies significantly with 3 locks(on Wednesday) & 4 locks(on Friday) being the maximum.

Plan to do the whole beautiful trip or join or leave as needed.  Even just take part in the Little Rock two night stay with activities in town as well as sharing our classic boats with the admiring public.  Read about the 2015 Arkansas River Odyssey.

Daily Travel and Hotel Summary:

  • Sunday October 1: Depart Three Forks Harbor, Muskogee OK
    Travel for the day: 91.8 miles; 3 locks;
    Fuel Stop at Applegate Cove Marina after 52.7 miles of travel
    40 miles further to the day’s destination in Ft Smith/Van Buren AR
  • Monday October 2nd: 92.3 miles; 2 locks;
    If needed, fuel stop at Spadra Marina after 70 miles of travel
    5 miles further to the day’s destination in Russellville AR
    HOTEL: Days Inn, Russelleville AR
  • Tuesday October 3rd; 88.7 miles; 4 locks;
    First Fuel stop option, Charlies Hidden Harbor after 30 miles of travel
    7 miles further to the day’s destination in Little Rock, AR
    Second Fuel stop option, Little Rock Yacht Club; 77 miles from morning departure or 47 miles from first fuel stop and 12 miles from the day’s destination point in Little Rock AR
    Third Fuel stop option is Rockwater Marina; 87 miles from morning departure and 1 mile from our destination for the evening in Little Rock, AR
    HOTEL: TBD or Individuals choice of hotel
  • Wednesday October 4th – Free day in Little Rock AR with opportunity for public to view the boats
  • Thursday October 5th; 48.5 miles; 2 locks;
    No known fuel stops as we travel today;
    HOTEL: Holiday Inn Express
  • Friday October 6th; 65 miles; 2 locks

END OF TRIP in Pendleton AR, 22.7MM

The Arkansas River will take you through a variety of landscapes.  Fall is the perfect time of year for comfortable weather and a calm steady flow of the river.

Adirondack Chapter Annual Dinner Gathering @ The Georgian Resort
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy a fun Silent Auction, elect our new Officers and Directors & your first drink is free. $30 per person.

Please mail your payments to:

Kent O. Smith

187 Squashville Rd.

Greenfield Center, NY 12833

Any questions, please email Sally at [email protected]

2017 Mahogany & Merlot @ Chelan Waterfront Park & Lakeside Marina
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day

2017 Mahogany & Merlot


Sponsored by the Hydroplane & Race Boat Museum and the Pacific Northwest Chapter, ACBS.

October 6-7-8 Mahogany & Merlot: 8th Annual Wooden Boat and Hydroplane Raceboat Show, Hosted by the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum.
Location: Lake Chelan, Washington
Contact: HARM 206-764-9453 at , Visit:   
2017 Hill Country Boat Show, Horseshoe Bay, Lake LBJ, TX @ Horseshoe Bay on Lake LBJ
Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day



October 6-8, Cruising, lunches, dinners and donuts. Southwest ACBS Chapter. CONTACT: Scott Reichardt,,

CONTACT: Scott Reichardt,, [email protected].  512-627-7230, or Jim Frechette, [email protected], 512-567-5359.

Mountainview Chapter’s 2017 Foliage Cruise @ Long Lake Marina
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Mountainview Chapter’s 2017 Foliage Cruise will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017, beginning at 10:00 AM.

 It’s grown in popularity every year since its inception.   We have been offered free launching from Long Lake Marina as they have graciously offered in the past.  We will congregate there or in front of the Naples town docks and take a casual tour up lake stopping at the docks in Harrison.   There we will walk across the street to the Old Mill Tavern to dine off their fall menu.  

RSVP is required so we can give the Old Mill a headcount so they know how many to set up and plan for.  Also, if you have room in your boat for passengers and you are willing to take them, please let me know how many you are comfortable taking in case somebody needs a ride.  Please RSVP for this event by emailing us with the count in your party.  Trust me, you won’t want to miss this fantastic event.         

Winchester Classic Antique Boat, Outboard Motor and Fishing Show @ Main Street
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Winsted, Connecticut’s Centennial features Historic, Antique, and Classic Boats.

Winsted Connecticut is celebrating the Centennial of its incorporation as a town at its Fall Festival on October 7, 2017. 

Categories are boats from the late 1800s to 1970, unmounted motors before 1970 and fishing gear before 1970.

The show is scheduled from 10:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Main St, on Winsted Ct.

Entry applications may be obtained by contacting the Friends Of Main Street website 

Little Rock Arkansas Classics on the River Boat Show & Cruise @ Inland Maritime Museum
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Riverfront in Little Rock, Arkansas will be the scene of antique and classic boats on October 7, 2017.

Those boating on the Arkansas River Odyssey for a week will have a day of rest in Little Rock before heading home.  Many other antique and classic boats will join them for the public show.

Visitors will also get to visit the Inland Maritime Museum and other sites around the park.

Heartland Classics Chapter of ACBS is the sponsor.  Details will be available on the Heartland Classics website.

Dixieland’s 2017 Lake Pickwick Annual Rendezvous @ Aqua Marina on Lake Pickwick
Oct 13 – Oct 15 all-day
The 2017 Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival @ Lake Pontchatrain Basin Maritime Musuem
Oct 14 – Oct 15 all-day

The Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival will celebrate 28 years on the banks of the beautiful Tchefuncte River on October 14th and 15th. 

Presented by the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, this premier family event attracts over one hundred classic boats, hundreds of spectator boats, and wooden boat and music enthusiasts for this two-day celebration. 

Come enjoy the great food, live music, activities in the Children’s Village, Arts and Crafts, Classic Car Cruise-In, and don’t miss the Quick’n Dirty Boat Building Contest on Sunday! 

Price of festival admission also gives you free admission to the museum.  Contact us at (985)845-9200 or



28th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show @ waterfront and along Front Street
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day

Blue Ridge Chapter of ACBS and the Harbor Historical Association present a great exhibit of vintage boats in Georgetown, SC.

The Georgetown Wooden Boat Show – always held on the third weekend in October – features one of the Southeast’s best wooden boat exhibits with more than 140 classic wooden boats displayed on land and water, children’s model boatbuilding, knot tying, maritime art and crafts, food and music.

A special attraction is Saturday’s Wooden Boat Challenge when teams of two race to build a rowing skiff within a 4-hour time limit and then test their boats for seaworthiness in a rowing relay on the Sampit River.Sunday is a fun-filled family oriented day that includes a Cardboard Boat Regatta, and an Opti Pram Regatta.

Check our schedule of events for updates and be sure to book your stay at

The Wooden Boat Show takes place on the waterfront and along Front Street in Historic Downtown Georgetown. The Show is produced by the Harbor Historical Association, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All proceeds benefit the South Carolina Maritime Museum. 


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Lake Mirror Classic Annual Car Festival & Boat Show
Oct 21 all-day

October 21, 2017 Lakeland, FL

Lake Mirror promenade downtown Lakeland includes classic wooden boats, antique motorcycles, vintage fashion show and collectible cars.

To register contact: or for more information contact Bruce Kester at 407.925.1397 or [email protected]

ACBS Board of Directors Planning Meeting @ Radisson Chicago O'Hare
Nov 4 – Nov 5 all-day
ACBS Board of Directors Planning Meeting @ Radisson Chicago O'Hare | Des Plaines | Illinois | United States

Chicago is the gathering place for the 2018 ACBS Board of Directors first Quarterly Meeting.

The proposed annual budgets will be presented for approval.  All Committee Chairs will report both achievements of the 2017 year, and more importantly, plans and challenges for the upcoming year.

All ACBS members are invited to attend.  Every Chapter President has a vote at the Board Meetings.

  • Basic Agenda:
    • Friday, Nov. 3, 2017        3:00 pm Executive Committee          6:00 pm   optional Chicago Steakhouse dinner
    • Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017   8:00 am  Breakfast, 9:00 am Meeting,   6:00 Chicago Pizza dinner
    • Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017     8:00 am Breakfast   9:00 am Meeting,   noon  adjournment
  • Lodging – Attendees must make their own lodging reservations
    • Radisson Chicago O’Hare, 1450 E. Touhy Ave., Des Plaines, IL   847-296-8866
    • Room block at group rate of $114+tx is for Antique & Classic Boat Society


3rd Annual Carter Craft & Carter Boat Show @ Callaway Historical Society
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
2018 Sunnyland Boat Festival @ Wooten Park
Mar 22 – Mar 25 all-day

Save the dates.  More information will be coming.

ACBS 2018 Winter Board of Directors Meeting @ Wooten Park
Mar 22 all-day

Save the date for the ACBS Winter Board of Directors Meeting.  Details coming soon.

2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show @ Blue Water Convention Center
Sep 12 – Sep 15 all-day
2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show @ Blue Water Convention Center | Port Huron | Michigan | United States

The 2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show is scheduled for Sept. 12-15.

The 2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show will be held at Port Huron, Michigan.

Port Huron will shine as a first class host for the boat show and the annual meeting activities. The newly opened Blue Water Convention Center will be the meeting venue and the adjacent DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel will house guests comfortably and affordably in over 225 rooms. Both facilities have beautiful views of the Blue Water Bridge and St. Clair River. The River Street Marina, within walking distance of downtown restaurants and located on the Black River, will be providing protected docking facilities for over 100 boats. The Black River flows into the St. Clair River which connects Lake Huron to Lake St. Clair – setting the perfect stage for three days of enjoyable boating and pre-events.